Lusher Middle and High Charter School

School address information is accurate as of the 2017-2018 school year.   

5624 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

Phone: 504-304-3961
School Hours: 8:15 AM-3:20 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: Contact school for more information

Grades Served This Year: 6th - 12th
Grades Served Next Year: 6th - 12th
First Day: Contact school for more information
Last Day: Contact school for more information

School Leadership

Principal: W. Ates (HS), C. Hebert (MS)
Board Chair: Rachel Wisdom
Charter Organization: Advocates for Arts-Based Education
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Lusher Charter School provides a developmentally appropriate learning environment in which high academics, comprehensive arts education and the celebration of individuality and diversity enable each student to achieve as a learner, a person and a valuable member of our society.

School Performance

Most New Orleans public schools are charter schools, public schools governed by non-profit boards. Each board is given a contract to operate their charter school for a number of years. When the contract is up for renewal, the Orleans Parish School Board or Louisiana Department of Education uses school performance to determine if the contract should be renewed. If the school hasn’t demonstrated acceptable performance, it may close at the end of the school year, or be taken over by a new non-profit board. 

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year can be found below. For more information on school accountability, click here.

Letter Grade: A
SPS: 137
Renewal Year: Winter 2020-2021


How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which students are assigned. For more info on how OneApp works, click here.

Application Process: Follows the Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools (GNOCCS) application process
Applications Due: 01/13/2017

Lusher Middle and High Charter School

Grade(s) 6-12

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: Contact School for More Information

School Features

Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
Arts Integration, holistic approach to child development, pre-professional art training, dual enrollment at Tulane, Project Lead the Way engineering and biomedical science programs, Gifted & Talented.

Jumpstart Pathways:
Contact school for more information.

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA boys: basketball, cross country, football, golf, track & field, soccer, swimming, tennis, LHSAA girls: basketball, cross country, golf, track & field, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball

Language Support:
Documents translated upon request into Spanish and Vietnamese | Interpretation available full-time in Spanish, Vietnamese, French, and Mandarin Chinese

Student Support Services:
Full-time guidance counselor, full-time social worker, part-time nurse.

Special Education Model: